Bruce Avolio named among the world’s most influential scientific researchers

avolio-bruce1-199x300Bruce J. Avolio, a professor of management at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, has been named to a select list of the world’s most frequently cited scientific researchers.

The “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2016 is produced by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the intellectual property and science business of Thomson Reuters. The list recognizes the top one-percent of researchers in the natural and social sciences—approximately 3,000 individuals—whose peer-reviewed papers and manuscripts produced between 2004 and 2014 have been cited most frequently in academic literature over the past year.

Avolio, the author of more than 150 published articles and 12 books, is recognized as one of the world’s foremost scholars on transformational and authentic leadership.

After joining the Foster School faculty in 2008, he founded the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking, which he continues to lead as executive director. In 2013, he was named the inaugural Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership.

Over his career, Avolio has worked directly with a variety of global businesses and organizations—in healthcare, financial services, entrepreneurship and the military, among others—to help them develop authentic leadership and achieve their missions.

His long list of academic honors includes fellowships at the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and others.

In 2008, Avolio was named among the world’s 150 most influential management scholars in the Journal of Management (along with fellow Foster faculty Terence Mitchell, professor emeritus of management, and Charles Hill, the Hughes M. and Katherine G. Blake Endowed Professor in Business Administration).

Avolio is one of 29 UW researchers who have been named to this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list.

Data from the list form a key component of the Academic Ranking of World Universities which currently rates the University Washington 15th overall in the world and 24th for business and economics.